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Heroes, Revised

Majk Stokes

What defines a hero in the 21st century? Is it machismo and the ability to rescue people from burning buildings, or can we re-think what we mean by heroism to take in compassion, common sense, activism and doing the jobs that need to be done? Is it protecting your country, or protecting your planet? In the 2020’s, does it take a certain amount of heroism just to get through the day? Join Quaker environmentalist, comedy singer-songwriter and poet Majk Stokes as he explores war, peace, religion, the environment, Marvel superhero movies and trainspotting to find out.

£7, £5 concessions from Fringe website. All proceeds from ticket sales go to charity.

The Lost letters

Newbury Youth Theatre

Love, friendship and forgotten messages connect people across warzones, internet scams and shines a light on industrial action in heaven in these heart-warming modern fables for older children and their families

(age range 8 and older)


Full price £10. Concession £8. Family £32.


Loving Earth Project

The Loving Earth Project, started by a few Quakers in 2019, now comprises over 400 textile panels exploring responses to climate change and environmental breakdown. People of all ages, from around the UK and beyond, responded to these questions: what is precious to us that is endangered by environmental breakdown? Is our lifestyle part of the problem, and how can we help? We are delighted to be hosting a selection of panels in the Meeting House this August. Vibrant craftivism, and an urgent message about how we can make a positive difference.


Songs from the Southside

Beth Clarke

Beth writes and sings songs about all sorts of things: the trials of lockdown, relationships that work – and ones that don’t – and lesser-known minor deities. And cats – she really loves cats – but she surprised herself last year by writing a song about dogs. She loves to laugh, so there will definitely be some humour along the way. She also loves a poignant song, so you’ll be treated to a few of those too. She never could master the guitar, which mangled her fingers, but she has managed to get to grips – at least somewhat – with a gorgeously mellow mandola.


Charity gig by donation (CASH ONLY!) - £7 suggested.